DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks. In a perfect world, data columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display. Records 31 – 40 Smart DFSORT TricksJuly, DFSORT Web Site For papers, online books, news, tips, examples and more, visit the DFSORT website at URL. TABLE OF CONTENTS FEW USEFUL TRICKS USING DFSORT AND DFSORT and ICETOOL have lot of uses in Mainframe application. discussed here.

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Select the orders that are 90 days and older: DFSORT and amazing new data processing tricks In a perfect world, data columns would be neatly aligned and easy to sort, edit and display.

JCL Basic Sort Tricks

If you do need help then please provide us with the following. Overlay trics parts of records Parse delimited fields Justify data Test for numeric data Handle numeric values that have separators and decimal points Conversion to another format Reformat different records in different ways Add sequence numbers In this article, I will share some of my favourite DFSORT tricks.


Try with that approach triccks lets us know if you are having trouble with that. What’s more, the books and manuals are incredibly hard to comprehend.

Example of file lay out: But here, in the real world, data can get unorderly and messy! International readers based in the US and other countries can click here to purchase the e-book.

Select the orders on computer books: How are groups of records identified? In this case there would be 11 output files 4 A member present in a file can have many record types, for eg A,B,C.

So in case of split, a member should not be present in two different files. Mainframe people seem to speak a completely different language and that doesn’t make life easy.

We’ll introduce you to the hardware and peripherals.

Readers based in Indiacan buy the e-book for Rs. For eg While splitting the file for a member, all record types should be present in a single file.

Last but not least run the following dfsodt and show us the complete sysout which will help us determine the level of DFSORT you are running. To many people who are thrown to work at a mainframe computer on their first job, they feel lost. In a nutshell, we’ll de-mystify the mainframe.


We’ll also talk about the different people who work on a mainframe. Your help is highly appreciated!!

SORT Tips and Tricks and Examples

We’ll talk about the operating system, the software installed on a mainframe. If we declare 12 output files max and xfsort the record count is low, how to handle unused output files?

Otherwise, you can set a maximum number of output datasets, and remove any “empty” ones after the step. Let’s establish an input file BOOK.

JCL – Basic Sort Tricks

Splitting the records dynamicall with certain logic. Show us what you have tried so far.

Total order costs breakup by subject-area: Earlier overlays can be seen by later overlays. The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.